Thursday, August 04, 2005

Holding Henry

Last night, I was unable to sleep so I started playing around in Photoshop. I had the bug to play around with aging a photo. I grabbed this one taken last Sunday of my oldest holding my little nephew. He's such a cuddler and my two girls just adore him although you can't tell that by Elizabeth's expression. She is at an age where whe is vey self-conscious about getting her picture taken.

Anyway, if you're interested in what I did to age this photo... I adjusted the levels, darkened the edges and then placed a textured layer that I had created using a Machine Wash filter (Clogged Mesh) over it and set the blend mode to linear burn. I also created a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer in a sepia tone and set the opacity to 90%. The photo was a bit grainy looking to begin with and this was a great way to disguise my poor quality snapshot.

The rest of the goodies used to create this layout are from Mo Jackson ( Most are from her Melissa's Feast digital scrap set. The only element created by me is the little piece of string on the tag. I really have to look up some tutorials - there's is much room for improvement there.

The journaling on the little tag reads:
11 year old Elizabeth loves to hold her one month old baby cousin, Henry. But she isn’t fond of having her picture taken. 7-31-05

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